American Sailing Association: Check out the many values of becoming a certified sailor through ASA. Review the standards required for certification and the bonuses it brings, including substantial discounts on charters.

Current Lake Conditions: A must see site. Real time weather conditions and wind summaries from the Harrison-Dever crib off Chicago’s lakefront. A web cam lets you see whether or not you need that foul weather gear.

Chicago Weather: A very complete weather site from Weather Underground with marine weather, local and regional radar loops, satellite imagery, etc. of the Chicago area.

Windguru: Another good forecasting site for Chicago wind data.

Wind and Waves: NOAA’s official site for wind and waves on Lake Michigan.

NOAA Nearshore Forecast: NOAA’s Nearshore Marine Forecast (please note that this site is updated only four times daily at approximately 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 4:00 a.m.).